December 7 – 13, 2006
Our Man In Arlington
Last Saturday, I ventured out of Arlington to Annandale for a large Democratic rally for Jim Webb, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. The three Northern Virginia Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives were there too – Jim Moran (8th) Andy Hurst (11th) and Judy Federer (10th). Rounding […]
Anything But Straight: The Wedge Issue That Wasn’t
One of the biggest election stories of 2006 was the non-story of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision to offer the equivalent of Civil Unions to gay couples. What was most striking about the ruling was the lack of shock value compared to the title wave of raw emotion that […]
September 5 – 11, 2006
A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church
Funding for child care, or lack of it actually, dominated the discussion at the Board of Supervisors public hearing Monday morning on the FY 2006 Carryover Review of the budget. The Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR) program provides access to safe and affordable child care for low-income, working families. […]
Editorial: How Bad Will It Get?
Dr. Stephen Fuller’s prognostications reported on Page 1 of this edition seem reasonable, including favorable prospects for the City of Falls Church about right-sized and right-located condos. But they came notwithstanding the caveats he always includes in such presentations.
Delegate Scott’s Richmond Report
NCSL Annual Meeting Early this summer, the Speaker of the House appointed me to the Committee on Education of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). I attended my first meeting in Nashville during the NCSL Annual Meeting in mid-August.
Jim Moran’s News Commentary
On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Gulf Coast, I joined a group of Democratic lawmakers, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to tour the region. Our objective was to survey the rebuilding efforts and hear from local residents about the problems they’ve been experiencing in the past […]
Q & A on the News
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Delegate Jim Scott’s Richmond Report
From Galax to Nashville and Next, Nashville.